The Michael Essien Foundation
The Michael Essien Foundation (MEF) is a local Ghanaian NGO founded by Michael Essien, the renowned Ghanaian International and Chelsea Football Club Star. It aims to create opportunities and hope for the underprivileged in the Awutu Breku area. The goal of the MEF is to promote basic community amenities and opportunities for various groups through different projects and activities.
The MEF is governed by a four member trustee who ensures that the core values and purposes of the foundation are reflected in its operations. They include Hon. Mike Gizo, Ex Minister of State & Paramount Chief of Shai Traditional Area, Mr. Osei Bonsu, Partner at Minkah Premo Law Firm. The MEF is in the process of being registered with the department of Welfare as a voluntary organisation.